If your home needs a planning and building permit you are not able to rely on previous planning approvals.
Dedicated planning officers have been assigned to process planning permit applications for storm damaged homes so that these applications can be assessed as a priority.
Properties in Erosion Management Overlays may require a planning permit if a significant rebuild is required. This is due to the risk of landslip for these properties if changes are made to features like constructed drainage or fixed irrigation systems, or if tree removal is required.
Properties in Bushfire Management Overlays may also require a planning permit if a significant rebuild is required. This is to ensure that appropriate protection measures are implemented for development in bushfire areas.
Property owners with homes damaged by the June 2021 storm are eligible to have planning and septic tank permit fees waived.
For advice, please contact the Planning Rebuilding Recovery Team on 9294 6594.